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in the 1984 san francisco kidnapping of kevin collins. >> this is scary, we are terrified. >> the girl was last seen going to school. she was on school and when she did to get home when she did not home >> we take numerous leads. it brings the realism back. >> we want to make sure that we do with thorough job >> they are trying to place to gather how this happened. in fairfield, kron 4 news. >> east of interstate-80. this is just across the street from the elementary school. just how close. this is off of highway 12. >> only on kron 4. this is the kidnapping of kevin collons..this is a photograph of dan therrian. who went by the name of "kelly." this is his california drivers license photograph from march 2003. therrien lived at the home that police searched on tuesday, looking for clues in kevin collins disappearance. his one time haight- ashbury residence on masonic, is across the street from saint agnes - where collins attended basketball practice before vanishing in 1984. one of therrien's former landlords tells us. he wore shoulder length, blond hair - similar to description of th
feels awesome. oh, perfect. 165, 165. walberg: kevin can't help but zero in on what he knows best-- chinese antiques like the ones he finds in dealer brent baden's booth. kevin: what are you asking for the pair of chinese chairs? mmm... $450, i think. bought them at auction. i'm going to guess they're 100 years old. kevin: there's no damage to them, just the finish is worn. what would be the absolute bottom line on a pair of chairs like that? a real absolute bottom line? yeah, like that real number. that number that you wish you could have got, but... 300 bucks. 300 bucks? not less than that, though. you asked me for the real number. kevin: not even $250, huh? easy to put them back in my store. i hear you. $275, man, cash? no, $300. cash doesn't matter to me. i hear you. take a company check. right. i'm going to take them for three bills, all right? they're hardwood and they can be redone if somebody wants to redo them. kevin: i bought a really nice pair of chinese armchairs. lacquered finish, kind of worn but they're still really cool, really nice carvings. well
, and says the investigation is very much alive. tonight the family of the mission child, kevin collins, is reacting to a major development in this highly publicized cold case. let's bring in nbc bay area's terry mcsweeney with the details. terry? >> reporter: a lot of people have been following the disappearance of kevin collins for many years. tonight i spoke with steven collins, kevin's brother. he said he has seen many breakthroughs over the years, but this one looks like the real thing. this is the person of interest in the disappearance of kevin collins. this is man san francisco police knew mostly as wayne jackson. he had at least four aliases, and that's what threw police off his trail. >> based on jackson's description, his residence on masonic avenue, his ownership of a large black dog, and his criminal history, we are investigating jackson as a person of interest in this case. >> reporter: jackson was 6 feet tall, blond, and had a black dog, just like the person last seen talking to collins in february of 1984 at masonic and oak streets in san francisco. jackson lived on maso
of 10 year old kevin collins. just hours ago -- we obtained a photograph of the man, whose identity was *first uncovered right here on kron 4. >> but first tonight -- developing news out of fairfield at this hour. a young teenaged girl is found murdered in a park. i''m pam moore -- right now. kron 4's charles clifford is live at the scene --- charles what do we know? >> reporter: we found that the teenager was found deceased earlier this morning. crime scene investigators have been here all morning trying to find out what happened. according to the fairfield police department, around 6:45 friday morning, an officer was performing a security check here near allan witt park, when he was flagged down by someone who reported seeing a possible dead body. >> he responded and said the there was a young white skinned female deceased in a parking lot. >> reporter: he responded over and found a young light skined femle deceased near the parking lot. so far, very little is know about the woman. she's described as being in her teens and investigators are trying to figure out who she is. police
speak to kevin collins mother and sister says police officially named a person of interest in his disappearance nearly 30 years ago. the disturbing details please share today about a man who they say it may be involved. good evening everyone. >> i am julie and her san francisco police say man with a history of kidnapping and molesting children is a person of interest in the kevin collins kidnapping case and he was questioned about the disappearance of 10 -year-old kevin collins 1984 and investigators say they recently discovered the same man has been arrested in san francisco two years earlier under the name, wayne jackson and spent six months in jail for felony lewd acts on a child. basso learned he was on the run from police in canada and under another name. >> he was wanted in canada under the name of raymond williams stuart for 1973 incident when he kidnapped and sexually assaulted two juveniles. >> he died in san francisco 2008 of natural causes. last week investigators dug up the home in the garage where he lived in 1984 and they say small bone fragments found there appear t
head lines on the kevin collins case. >> san francisco police are asking for the public's help in finding additional information about the man than a therrien, the man kron for firms identified as su4 disappearance of kevin collins. >> he has a history of kidnapping and sexual assault involving children. in 1981 he was arrested in the fisherman's wharf area for kidnapping a lonnd lewd acts are a child. he was bailed out, then was a no show at his court date. >> in 1982 he was arrested on that outstanding war, then pleaded guilty to felony lewd acts on a child. he was sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation. >> therrien was also wanted in canada for a crime in 1973. >> police say he kidnapped and sexually assaulted two children. >> he was arrested and charged, but once he was released, he fled canada. >> police say he was never caught because, in part, used so many different names. >> san francisco police chief great suhr says the kevin collins case as long haunted him and his department. he says he remembers when collins went missing. he was relatively new on
. only on kron 4. new details about the suspect in the 1984 san francisco disappearance of kevin collins. we have exclusively uncovered the man's picture. and details on his background. >> this city park it does have a lot of weird people. you have to keep your eye on your children. oh >> reporter: though there is suspicious activity finding a body is not normal. in fairfield, alecia reed, kron 4. >> pam: only on kron 4, new details about the suspect in the 1984 san francisco disappearance the kevin collins. we have a exclusively uncovered demands picture and details of his background. this is a 2003 california drivers license photograph of dan therrian. he went by the name of "kelly." therrien once lived at the home that police searched on tuesday. as they looking for clues in kevin collins disappearance. his one time haight - ashbury home on masonic avenue. is across the street from saint agnes - where collins attended basketball practice before vanishing in 1984. therrien died in 2008. of a heart attack. at the age of 51. that means he was 28. when kevin vanished. tonight, kron-4's te
a person of interest and 10 -year-old kevin kevin collins remains frozen in time he disappeared while walking home from school in 1984. >> this case is a case that haunts the san francisco police department and the place of san francisco and the police revealed new details about wayne jackson described as a person of interest. last night ktvu was there as investigators left the home of kevin collins mother after showing her these photos. jackson died in 2008 and he fits the physical description of the man the kevin collins was last seen talking to. >> he lived far -- not far from where the abduction happened he yet a dog similar to the dogs of the suspects seem to have. >> eyewitnesses and research of this house in 1984 failed to conclusively tied to the case. investigators today said jackson had five different identities and the history of kidnapping, lewd acts and sexual assault against the boys in canada and one at f isherman's wharf in the years before kevin collins disappears . cold case investigators develop new leads property in search of jackson's old house last month. that's
have got the background, the guy would have never got out of prison ever and kevin would be alive today. >> the uncle of kevin collins who disappeared in 1984 and he is talking about it this man who police identified after all of this this years as a suspect in the case. the suspect is a man with a uding kidnapping who lived in the neighborhood where kevin was last seen. many aliases. wayne jackson. kelly lee dawson and dan leonard ferrian. vic lee on how the different names played a big factor in the investigation. >> since february 8, 1984 there hasn't been a tip that came into the san francisco police department that we didn't act on. >> reporter: the chief said it was difficult investigating the person of interest in it case. a person with many aliases. >> on april 16 of 1981 jackson was arrested under the name wayne jackson in fisherman's wharf area of san francisco for kidnapping and lewd acts on a child. >> i bailed out and never showed up for the court case. jackson was arrested a year later and spent six months in jail for that offense. he used another aliases when was arrested
. >>> for the first time police are publicly naming a person of interest in the disappearance of kevin collins. dan therrien / jackson died in 2008. he had a history of kidnapping years before kevin collins disappeared and he fits the description of the man last seen talking to kevin collins. >> when we heard his background, i just got chills. in a way he has gotten away with murder. he never had to face a court of law with almost everything he did apparently but he faced a higher court. >> this is the same man we talked about yesterday and investigators recently developed new leads in the kevin collins case prompting a search of jackson / dan therrien's old home. now police are turning to new leads in the kevin colors case. stay with us for the kevin collins case, we will bring you new developments on air and on line. >>> chuck reid is expected to begin a yearlong campaign to raise the city's sales tax. he will deliver his state of the city address and his address will focus on crime and the economy. he will most likely ask voters to pass a tax hike next year which is the latest will it show up on
is a case that has haunted san francisco police for nearly 30 years. what happened top kevin collins? kpix 5 reporter joe vazquez tells us that this man may have taken the secret to his grave. >> reporter: in 1984, police were investigating the most high-profile missing child case in a generation. it turns out a neighbor of kevin collins had a sordid past. wayne jackson had a record that involved child molestation. he also had a black dog, just like the man kevin was last seen talking to. >> this case is a case that haunts the san francisco police department. >> reporter: now, 29 years later, police chief greg suhr is revealing for the first time that jackson is a person of interest in the case. but why wasn't he arrested back then? >> he was detained. he was interviewed. he allowed a consent search of the same house we just did a search warrant on. a photo spread was shown to the two witnesses that described the suspect. they weren't able to pick him out of the photo spread. >> they knew enough about his past. they dropped the ball on this
with dan and cheryl. >> disappearance of kevin collins and why police issued a plea for information bay person suspected in a 30-year-old kidnapping. >> also, nearly a dozen people hurt on san francisco most-popular cable car lines. what caused the car to suddenly stop wout warning. >> a call for help in the kevin collins missing child case, police hoping someone will come forward with information about this man seen in two photos. he may have been last person to see the 10-year-old before he disappeared nearly 30 years ago. police want help. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm cheryl jennings. police say the person of interest in the case had several aliases and an extensive criminal record. vick he was the first reporter at the search scene and led the coverage on this story. let's start with test results. >> the chief theld news conference to ask for help in solving this case. that is why he's hoped to jog people's memories. also released information about the past that helped convince investigators that this man may be responsible for the disappearance of a little boy. the person o
of the system. carolyn? >> see you then. police are revealing new evidence in the 1984 disappearance of kevin collins. it is a story you first heard about here on abc7 news last tuesday. police released these two photos of a man they identified as wayne jackson. but he had a number of aliases including the name he went by when he died in 2008. leslie brinkley spoke with kevin collins' relatives and she has their reaction. >> you have to remember it has been 29 years since 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared and it has been one week since police reopened the cold case and dug up bones. today police are asking for the public's help, and today the family is shaking their head and asking why more wasn't done sooner? san francisco police want people to look at this man's photo and see if they remember him from 29 years ago. he is a man of many names, wayne jackson, raymond william stewart, tellly leigh dawson, kelly sean stewart and dan leonard therion. >> in 1981 jackson was arrested under the name of wayne jackson in the fisherman's wharf area for kidnapping and lewd acts on a child. >> for th
you then. police are revealing new evidence in the 1984 disappearance of kevin collins. it is a story you first heard about here on abc7 news last tuesday. police released these two photos of a man they identified as wayne jackson. but he had a number of aliases including the name he went by when he died in 2008. leslie brinkley spoke with kevin collins' relatives and she has their reaction. >> you have to remember it has been 29 years since 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared and it has been one week since police reopened the cold case and dug up bones. today police are asking for the public's help, and today the family is shaking their head and asking why more wasn't done sooner? san francisco police want people to look at this man's photo and see if they remember him from 29 years ago. he is a man of many names, wayne jackson, raymond william stewart, tellly leigh dawson, kelly sean stewart and dan leonard therion. >> in 1981 jackson was arrested under the name of wayne jackson in the fisherman's wharf area for kidnapping and lewd acts on a child. >> for the first time san franci
of kevin cool. abc7 news has learned the name of a key figure in this case and why police are hoping it will bring an end to this long investigation. ten-year-old kevin collins disappeared almost 29 years ago, last seen at a bus stop in san francisco. abc7 news reporter said the main person of interest in the disappearance had a rap sheet that included kidnapping. >> abc7 news was the first on scene tuesday when police took jackhammers into this home on masonic avenue. that's where dan therrion lived. he also went by the name kelly. he was questioned six days after kevin collins disappeared. they went to question him six days after kevin disappeared. but they went back this year and tore up the floor that might link him to the boy. home is right away cross the street from kevin's old school. therrion he had a dog. lead investigator told abc7 vic lee a key detail of what two witnesses saw way back in 1984. >> we had another adult witness telling that they saw kevin in front of 1106, 1108 masonic. there was a white man there again in his 20s or 30s and had a big great dane black dog. >
under the name dan ferian, his name when he died. kevin vanished in february, 198 4, leaving basketball practice at st.ing aness school gym and wait forward a bus just a block from the house. a search ensued. his picture on the front of news week and milk cartons.nn0 volunteers scoured the city two. witnesses told police they saw kevin talking to a man with a dog, the first man said kevin was at the bus stop. the second witness said the boy was in front of the home. ferian was questioned and his flat searched a week after the disappearance but police did not look in the backyard or the basement. dogs discover md sm bones in the basement floor of the house. they were sent to the lab for analysis. investigators from the medical skmer office said they were probably from an animal. well, we're told today at the briefing that police did know about the fisherman's wharf arrest at the time of the disappears yens. that is why they'd interviewed and searched his hem on messo nismt c avenue. the search produced nudging and a photo spread produced no matches from witnesses. they told us that they
of the most high profile missing child cases, the 1994 disappearance of 10-year-old kevin collins. 1984, excuse me. today police release ed stunnin new details about a man that's dead they're calling a person of interest. nbc bay area's arturo santiago joins us with the new information on this cold case. arturo? >> reporter: raj, investigators do now have a new person of interest in the case of kevin collins who disappeared in 1984. the problem is this person of interest has been dead for more than five years. >> ai appreciate the fact we're still working on this. >> reporter: police are referring to this new person of interest as wayne jackson. although he's used a total of five different aliases and in 2008 he died of natural causes under the name of dan therrien. >> this case is a case that haunts the san francisco police department and the city of san francisco and has pretty much throughout the entire career of everybody that's standing here. >> reporter: new members of the cold case unit had recently been reviewing the case and while reviewing notes on an old interview with jackso
in the kevin collins case. san francisco police are investigateing the 1984 disappearance of the 10-year- old boy visited his mother's home tonight. ktvu's rita williams is live in contra costa county and tells us the investigators had photos they showed to family members, rita. >> reporter: that's right julie. about 7:30 tonight, san francisco police left the concord apartment here that belongs to anne collins, kevin collin's mother. as you see in these exclusive pictures three invest investigators from the san francisco police department isn't several hours tonight talking to kevin collin's mother, two of his sisters and a brother. we know police showed them this picture of the lead suspect dan therrien who died in 1978. they also showed them what he looked like in 1974, when witnesses say they saw kevin talking to a man with a big black dog. >> i am convinced that the investigation is going in the right direction. >> reporter: that direction led them last week to dig up the concrete floor of the garage of this house on masonic where therrien lived. two different cadaver dogs alerted at the
in the investigation into the 1984 disappearance of kevin collins. san francisco police are holding a news conference this afternoon that could center on this man, dan kelly, a "person of interest" in the case who died five years ago. the boy was seen leaving school in the haight-ashbury in february of 1984. he was ten. the suspect lived across the street from the school. at the time the police searched his home but did not find anything. last week, as we first reported police returned with dogs and found small bone fragments in the basement which have been sent to a laboratory for analysis. our reporter will have more on the case in a live report in the next half hour. >> police are planning a news conference today in fairfield over the investigation of a murder of a 13-year-old girl. they have identified the body of the teen last week. the 13-year-old showed this surveillance video in fairfield on thursday afternoon at corner of grand circle four miles from the park where her naked body was discovered on friday morning. in word of any arrests in the case so far. her cousin is planning a vigil at th
no idea who they are.no. they have no io they are. >> new details this morning in the kevin collins case. san francisco police are asking for your help in finding additional information about this man. then therrien, the man kron 4 first identified as a suspect in the 1984 disappearance of kevin collins. therrien has a history of kidnapping and sexual assault involving children. in 1981 he was arrested in a fisherman's area for kidnapping and lewd acts on a child. he bailed out, then he was a no show at his court date. in 1982 he was arrested on that outstanding warrant, then he pleaded guilty to felony lou tax on a child. he was sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation. >> therrien was also wanted in canada for a crime in 1973. police said they he kidnapped and sexually assaulting two children. if he was arrested and charged, but once he was released, he fled canada. if police say he was never caught because, in part, he used so many different names. >> send francisco's chief grewg suhr says that kevin collins case has long haunted him and his department. he says th
. she got away and police are looking for the suspect. >>> in the case of kevin collins who disappeared nearly 30 years ago, san francisco police have finally identified a person of interest and today kpix 5 reporter da lin spoke to kevin's mother and gets her reaction to why it took police so long to name a suspect. >> over the years i have always said. i don't know who to be angry at. i don't know who. >> reporter: she now knows who to be angry at. she believes this man kidnapped and killed her son kevin collins 29 years ago. >> we might not get the answers and we don't have a burial for kevin. >> reporter: ann doesn't recognize the man but saying looking at his mugshot brings back all the pain and emotions of losing 10-year-old kevin who was last seen leaving basketball practice at a san francisco school. >> it's appointing he got away with this all these years. >> reporter: police say the man had a history of kidnapping and sexual assaults against boys. and he lived near where kevin disappeared in 1984. detectives say the main reason
got out of prison in 1984th same year that kevin collins was abducted using the name dan therrien. he lived a block away from where cribs disappear-- from where he disappeared. >> they are doing everything they can. we had our office right next door to where this guy was. we were there for six months. he was living there probably laughing at us. >> authorities dug up the garage of his house and found what appears to be animal bones that are now being analyzed. >> developing news, san jose police are searching for a suspect would escaped from instead by stealing a police van while handcuffed. authorities say the 32-year-old sanchez was arrested on drug-related warrants yesterday. he was uncomfortable when they put him in handcuffs because of his large 5' 8" 275-pound frame so officers did a favor by linking him to two sets of handcuffs. he stretched his arms and slip the legs through the cuffed arms and took off in the van which still had the keys in the ignition. the van was located two hours later a mile away. sanchez was on probation for drug charge but will now likely face new char
of the screen. police are struggling with an 18-year-old, kevin clark. hedgings assaulted someone and refused to -- he just assaulted someone and refused to stop. >> the officers chose to hold him down, he chose that course of action. the officers held him down till backup arrived and then they handcuffed him. >> officers say clark did not -- was not injured and did not need medical treatment. he was sited and let go. live pictures of the situation as protesters are marching down mission street, we believe headed towards the police station at 17th. they are blocking traffic and police are keeping a close eye on things. we have a reporter on the scene as well and we will have full coverage at 10:00 p.m. >>> a terrifying ordeal for a mother and her two children, all three were shut during a home invasion. ktvu's john sasaki joins us now, live from the scene where he was one of two reporters who went inside that home today. john? >> reporter: julie, here is the door, they kicked it in and unleashed gunfire on the family inside. >> my mom's room. she was sleeping. >> reporter: he took us around t
francisco to protest what they called a case of police brutality. >> justice for kevin clark. >> the protest was sparked by this viral video. it shows an encounter between kevin clark and two san francisco police officers at 24th and mission two weeks ago. police say the officers acted appropriate to apprehend clark. >> i think from what i have seen on the video and the staff that has seen it think it's not unreasonable what officers did. >> well. i can't. >> reporter: clark faces two counts of resisting arrest. protestors called for the charges to be dropped. they also criticized the department for failing to punish the officers involved. >>> tonight a candle light vigil will be held in fairfield to remember the life of janell conway allen. the teenager's naked body was found. tonight's vigil begins at 6:20 tonight at allen park. >>> meanwhile detectives in sonoma county say they are following several strong leads in tuesday's triple homicide. three men were found shot to death inside a in forestville. investigators link the killings to a botched marijuana deal. one of the men killed grew u
never searched his backyard or basement when he was questioned six days after kevin disappeared. but they went back this year and tore up the floor that might link him to the boy. home is right away cross the street from kevin's old school. he had a dog. lead investigator told abc7 vic lee a key detail of what two witnesses saw way back in 1984. >> we had another adult witness telling that they saw kevin in front of 1106, 1108 masonic. there was a white man there again in his 20s or 30s and had a big great dane black dog. >> during this week's search, cadaver dogs located bones in the police of that home. they say the bones could be from an animal but they went him to a crime lab just to make sure. the man they are focusing on, dan therrion, died five years ago in 2008. >>> new this morning, oakland police are investigating a shooting that killed one person and wounded another. it happened near the oakland art walk last night just before 11:00. one person was found dead at the scene. the second rushed to the hospital. police say no arrests have been made. >>> neighbors in fairfi
tonight about the cold case disappearance of 10-year-old kevin collins. for the first time, san francisco police are publicly acknowledging a suspect, or to use their term, a person of interest. the man, now deceased had many aliases and a criminal record. >> reporter: 10-year-old kevin collins remains frozen in time. he disappeared while waiting for a bus after school in san francisco's haight-ashbury neighborhood in 1984. >> this is a case that haunts the san francisco police department and the city of san francisco. >> reporter: today police revealed new details about wayne jackson. police say he fits the physical description of the man collins was last seen talking to. >> he lived not far from where the abduction happened. he had a dog similar to the dog that the suspect was seen to have. >> reporter: at the time, eyewitnesses and a consense search of jackson's house failed to conclusively tie him to the case. jackson had five different identities, and a history of kidnapping, lewd acts, and sexual assaults against boys in canada, and one at fisherman's wharf in the years before colli
feet away. 18-year-old kevin clark is the latest poster child in the campaign against the alleged police brutality. at 24th and mission two weeks ago, this video shows what some say police were using excessive force pushing clark's face into a a storm drain. >> an assault on one of us is an assault on all of us. >> reporter: people whaled against the san francisco police department for failing to punish the officer. while clark faces resisting arrest. a san francisco police spokesman says the two officers acted propertily to apprehend kevin clark who was in the process of violating someone on the sidewalk. >> that person needs to be stopped and that needs to be investigated. >> reporter: we asked clark to comment. >> well -- >> kevin, they say you were assaulting someone, is that true? >> i can't -- speak to that. so thank you. >> reporter: that story did not affect the zeal of the protesters who took to the street for almost an hour while officers followed on foot and in cars. but when it started pouring around 7:00 tonight, the crowd started clearing out. a relief to police offi
learned the main person of interest in the disappearance of 10-year-old kevin collins had a rap sheet including kidnapping. source was knowledge of the investigation tell us it's one of the main reasons that police are focusing now on dan" ferrin. police took jam hammers and tore up the basement floor looking for evidence that might link him to this young boy. the home is across the street from kevin's old school. our sources say he had a dog two, witnesses told police they last saw kevin talking to a man with a large dog. and one saw them tolgt in front of ferrian's house. dog and of course they sent them to the crime lab to be certain of that. >> twitter has been hacked. the company says it's attacked by hacker who's obtained e mail addresses of pass words of 250,000 customers and probably was in the isolated. twitter cancelled the pass words and advised users on how to create new ones. >> bank of america web site has been down most of the day. and if you try to do any banking today thaechl plains the error message you saw. b of a says atms are still working. >> the project is on t
about the man considered the prime suspect in the 19-84 disappearance of 10-year-old kevin collins. and a look at the work being done to get the new eastern span of the bay bridge open to commuters by labor day. >> jacqueline: this live look outside the golden gate bridge. reduced visibility are around a number of places. the fog could be an issue. . well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >> pam: now for a look at our top stories at eight- thirty. we are getting our first look at a 13-year old girl found dead in a fairfield park. family members tell us, genelle conway was found strangled friday morning. a day after she was reported missing from nearby suisun city. investigators have not rele
the key suspect in the disappearance of this boy, 10-year-old kevin collins. kevin was last seen leaving his school in april 1984. therion lived uh -- across the street from the school kevin attended. at the time police searched the home and found nothing. last week as abc7 news last reported, police returned with cadaver dogs to search his basement and backyard. they found small bone fragments that have been sent to a lab for analysis. police tell us they will hold a news conference tomorrow afternoon. abc7 news will be there, and we will bring you all of the latest developments. >>> also new at 11:00, an abc news source says lance armstrong is being investigated by federal authorities. it is part of a criminal investigation. the source says they are looking into charges of obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation by armstrong. his fellow cyclists have said armstrong coerced them into using performance enhancing drugs. armstrong was cleared of charges in southern california and today the same attorney reiterated that armstrong would not be charged. but an abc news source says the
. they recently called him the key suspect in the disappearance of this boy, 10-year-old kevin collins. kevin was last seen leaving his school in april 1984. therion lived uh -- across the street from the school kevin attended. at the time police searched the home and found nothing. last week as abc7 news last reported, police returned with cadaver dogs to search his basement and backyard. they found small bone fragments that have been sent to a lab for analysis. police tell us they will hold a news conference tomorrow afternoon. abc7 news will be there, and we will bring you all of the latest developments. >>> also new at an a an abc news source says lance armstrong is being investigated by federal authorities. it is part of a criminal investigation. the source says they are looking into charges of obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation by armstrong. his fellow cyclists have said armstrong coerced them into using performance enhancing drugs. armstrong was cleared of charges in southern california and today the same attorney reiterated that armstrong would not be charged. but an abc
is for workplace violence. we had a press conference today on the kevin collins case. a search warrant was served late last week or last week. what happened was when the cold case units were transitioning, they decided to take another look at it. they came up with a suspect who had basically kidnapped a juvenile out of a store in 1981 for which he was arrested. he absconded, was arrested again on a warrant in '82. he was convicted. he lives right basically across the street from where kevin collins was taken. he has a large black dog. witnesses that saw the suspect said that the suspects had a large black dog. this suspect was contacted back in 1984, interviewed, denied, consent search to his residence. photo spread shown. the witnesses were unable to pick him out. so, he was not -- absent any other evidence, he was not able to be proceeded upon at the time. they developed further information that he committed two other sexual assaults on minors, 13 year old boys in canada. more information was developed. those leads are continuing to be followed at which point in time they were able to secure a
in the kevin collins case. what his former employers had to say. when the kron four morning news continues. your forecast, when we continue. >> taking a look at the stock market this morning. futures trading shows all three indexes in the positive this morning. that's after stocks turn in their worst performance of the year so far yesterday. after posting strong gains for the month of january. on wall street. the dow lost 129-points. to fall below 14-thousand. falling technology stocks cost the nasdaq 47-points. and the s-and-p-500 lost 17-points to fall below 15- hundred. we'll track the numbers as the opening bell rings at 6:30 this morning. >> let us check your forecast. >> good morning. low cloud coverage but it is not as bad as a yesterday. temperatures on the mild side. 40's and 50's. 47 in downtown san francisco. taking a look at the time being. widespread fog and a cloud coverage. this is a pattern that we typically see for the summer months. as we go for the afternoon it will start to burn off. a mixture of sun and clouds mainly along the coast. plenty of upper 50s. fremont, 56 de
developments this morning in the nearly three decade old disappearance of kevin collins. we have learned the name of a key figure in the case and why police are hoping it will bring an end to this long investigation. he was just ten years old when he disappeared almost 29 years ago. last seen at a bus stop in san francisco. sergio quintana says the main person of interest in the disappearance had a rap sheet that included kidnapping. >> we were the first on the scene on tuesday when police took jack hammers into the home. our source says that is where dan lived. those sources says he went by the name kelly. he was questioned by police after kevin collins disappeared and they never searched his backyard or basement at the time. but investigators returned to the home this week and tore ust the basement floor looking for evidence. the home is across street his old school. our sources say he had a dog. the lead investigator in this cold case told abc7 reporter vic lee a key detail of what two witnesses saw way back in 1984. >> we had another adult witness telling they saw kevin in front of 1
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evidence if a 1984 disappearance of kevin collins, investigators have released these two to toes of the man identified at wayne jackson but he used a number of fake names including dan therrien the name he was using when he died in 1988. jackson had a history of child molestation including the sexual assault of two kids in canada. he got out of prison in 1984, the same year that kevin collins was abducted at age ten. he lived a block away from where collins disappeared. >> the individual with five names that now we know had a history of molesting young boys, he should haven a much stronger suspect. authorities dug up the garage on masonic and found what appears to be animal bones that are tested in analyzed. >> fairfield police are asking for your help in the killer of a 13-year-old, the guardian also reported her missing last thursday evening. the girl's naked body was found friday morning at the park. investigators say an autopsy confirmed she was killed. they will not say how. police are also not releasing any information of possible suspects or suspicious vehicles. a surveillance video
brutality in san francisco. >> justice for kevin clark. >> now that protest was sparked by this viral video you are looking at. it shows a clash two weeks ago between kevin clark and two san francisco police officers at 24th and mission. the police department says the officers acted appropriately to apprehend clark who they say was assaulting someone on the sidewalk. >> from what i have seen in the video and the rest of the staff don't see anything unreasonable. >> well. >> they say you were assaulting somebody. is that true? >> i can't speak from that. so thank you. >> kevin clark is facing two counts of resisting arrest. the protestors called for those charges to be dropped. they also criticized the police department for as they say failing to punish the officers involved. >>> we have seen it before, wild car races in the movies, but now oakland police are trying to stop real life street racers that are making their own movies about their dangerous stunts. now dozens of videos are posted online where amateur street racers openingly tear down public roads in the bay area. the cars going mo
a person of interest with a child abduction cold case. 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared in 1984. investigators are now focused on a former neighbor who died five years ago. this man wayne jackson had a history of abusing children. he was interviewed at the time of collins' disappearance and now is under investigation once again for those very same reasons. >> time, opportunity, location, priors, who he was, what he had done in the past. the same reason he was a person of interest then. >> when he finally was apprehended, he only spent 6 months in jail and then three months probation. they knew enough about this guy. >> marc klaas has been an advocate for missing children since his daughter polly was kidnapped and killed. >> manned cuffs didn't stop a san jose suspect from stealing a police van. officers are still looking for him this morning. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is outside police headquarters with more on his escape. >> good morning. [ pause ] [ no audio ] >> we are having some issues with cate's audio. we'll check in with her in
ever to closing the kevin collins case. tonight they have named a person of interest in the decades old disappearance of the 10-year-old boy. kpix 5 reporter phil matier tells us investigators suspected him from the start. >> reporter: but he proved to be a very elusive character even though his history would have put him in the spotlight from the beginning. >> reporter: at the time he was known as wayne jackson but the man in the spotlight now for the abduction of kevin collins 30 years ago went by many names before dying of natural causes in the sunset in san francisco in 2008. >> this case is a case that haunts the san rancisco police department and the city and has pretty much throughout the entire careers of everybody that's standing here. >> reporter: a fresh look at the crime by the cold case unit let to the searched of his old haight district home last week where jackson and his roommate lived just blocks away from where 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared on the way home from basketball practice in 1984. jackson was a suspect in part bec
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kevin collins was abducted. using a different name jackson lived one block away from the school. jackson was named a person of interest, but that was all. he died in 2008. fast-forward to 2013 when san francisco police reopened the cold case. the family held their breath. bones dug up in the garage of jackson's house appeared to be animal bones. still collins' family is stunned and police never connected these dots before. >> for the individual with five names that now we know had a history of molesting young boys, it seemed like he should have been a stronger suspect back then. >> they said he was a person of interest in 1984. why didn't they connect that with the arrest made in 1981? alias or no alias, they had fingerprints. >> i am not disparaging what they are doing now. it looks like they are doing everything they can. but we had our office right next door to where this guy was. we were there for six months and he was living there the whole time probably laughing at us. >> it is hard going through it all again, and we have nothing concrete. >> police say they are still analyzing the
in the 1984 san francisco kidnapping of kevin collins. dan therrian, who went by the name of 'kelly' lived in the haight ashbury home police searched earlier this week. they were looking for clues into collins disappearance. this is a 2003 drivers license picture of therrian. he died back in 2008. therrian's masonic avenue home is located right across the street from kevin's school. kron fours' terisa estacio talked with collins mother about this newest information. ann collins remembers some of these distinctive details with this man that matched the description. in the past, credible witnesses in the past saying that he was last seen with a man with a black dog. this man, who went by the name " kelly ". also had a dog. they do not remember police identified him by name but just focused a suspect of a neighbor that lived near the bus stop. and as far as why now? they are digging up the ground where he used to live at whashe.. as for fisheries and we have spoken to the new inspectors-she has spoken to her theories about the disappearance to the new inspector. she spoke to the new inspector
will be holding a news conference and tell us new details in the kevin collins case. pam pam cook's in the newsroom. you have new information and video? >> yes. kevin collins is the 10-year- old boy who vanished nearly 30 years. last night, we took pictures of police leaving the concord apartment where kevin collins' mother lives. investigators say they showed pictures to kevin's mother, his sisters and brother of the lead suspect in the case. now, he's dan ther leon who die -- dan therrien who died. they also showed the family what he looked like at the time back in 1984. >> we started to open this case in the cold case unit saturday year' and we thought dash several years and we -- cold case unit several years ago and we thought we would take another look at it. >> two witnesses say they saw kevin talking with a man with a big black dog before he disappeared. an investigator told ktvu that therrien fit that description and had a black dog. he was interviewed by police just five days after kevin disappeared. he also lived a few feet from the bus stop on masonic avenue where kevin
learned tonight that the main person of interest in the dispersons of 10-year-old kevin collins nearly 3 decades ago had a rap sheet including kidnapping. source was knowledge of the investigation tell us that this the is one of the reasons police are focusing now on dan farren would died several years ago. police on tuesday took jack ham intera home on masonic street where he used to live an investigator up the basement floor looking for evidence to link him to the young boy. home is right across the street from kevin's old school. our sources say farren had a dog that is important because 2 witness told police they saw last saw kevin talking to a man with a large dog. one even saw them together in front of farren house. during this week search cadaver dog located bones if the basement there are of the home. police believe they are animal bones not human. but they have sent them to the crime lab just to be sure. >> now in the east bay this is video from you tube of home being broken into last we can car pull up. 2 women knock on the door nobody answers 2 men walk up. one smashe
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